Phantoms split season-opening weekend

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With the eyes of the hockey world focused on the United States Hockey League for a weekend, the Youngstown Phantoms got some well-needed experience. The first weekend of the season is in the book. After two games, the Phantoms sit at 1-1, losing to Waterloo in the season-opener before ...

An ode to a legend and his sport

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For the last week or so, I’ve had a hard time finding the words. It’s wildly different from my usual writing efforts, but this felt like a once-in-a-career chance to write about a sport we never get to talk about. From the moment Youngstown State announced that Tony Hawk would be speaking ...

YSU Scouting Report: North Dakota State

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YOUNGSTOWN — Youngstown State concluded its nonconference slate with its toughest opponent outside of the Missouri Valley. It will begin MVFC play in the same fashion. The Penguins (2-1, 0-0), which received votes in this week’s Stats Perform Top 25, are back on the road again, this time ...

Springfield falls to Waterloo for second time

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NEW MIDDLETOWN — With the playoff slowly approaching, the time to really buckle down and hone in on a team’s strengths and weaknesses are here for coaches and teams alike. Despite having six seniors on its roster, Springfield is a clear-cut example of a younger team who had to earn its ...

Browns DE Myles Garrett is recovering at home after crash

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BEREA — For the first time, the Cleveland Browns didn’t mind that Myles Garrett wasn’t with them on the field. The All-Pro defensive end stayed home to rest and recover Wednesday from injuries suffered in a single-car crash as his status for the Browns’ game on Sunday at Atlanta ...

Guardians beat Rays, 2-1

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CLEVELAND — Pinch-hitter Amed Rosario had a base-loaded single in the 10th inning to give the Cleveland Guardians a 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday night. Rosario, who wasn’t in the starting lineup as manager Terry Francona rests his regulars after wrapping up the the AL ...